Chris is passion personified with a heart that beats sincerely and fervently for others who are in need of pure water and the chance to live out a healthy life in some of Africa’s toughest places. He has been at the heart and backbone of Compassion Corps since its very first year.
Chris is the President of Farotech Designs in Havertown, PA. He founded Farotech Designs in 2001 as a marketing company focused on web development, search engine optimization and all forms of traditional marketing such as print and voiceover. Since that time, Farotech has made a name for itself by developing awarding-winning designs and high level e-marketing strategy. Farotech’s client list includes: Eastern University Athletics, Templeton Honors College, Wharton SBDC, The CRS team, John J. Kirlin LLC, and the Kennett Consolidated School District. Chris developed and recently rebuilt the Compassion-Corps website, and his technical and marketing expertise has been invaluable to the staff team.
Chris graduated from Randolph Macon College in 1999 with a Degree in Religious Studies, concentrating on third world ministry. Directly out of college, Chris worked several months in Telgucigapa leading a construction ministry for those who had suffered from Hurricane Mitch. Chris has also served in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Peru. In 2006, Chris stepped down as the missions director from Storehouse Church and took on a Director of Marketing position with Compassion Corps in order to help enhance the agency’s efforts to serve the poorest of the poor in several countries across Africa. He participated on a medical team that served in the remote city of Timbuktu, Mali, which was able to treat about 2,000 very sick people who had been weakened by malnutrition, malaria, and other debilitating diseases. He had invested many hours previous to the trip to help raise funds to rebuild two wells and outfit them with manual pumps, benefitting the primitive desert villages greatly. And it was a real joy for him to hand out soccer supplies donated to Compassion Corps as the result of a relationship that Chris has built with the US Soccer Federation/Eurosport.
Inspired by the huge need for access to pure drinking water in Mali and our other partner nations, Chris then went on to invest many hours in developing an ambitious marketing initiative, Wheels for Wells, in which he led two teams of cyclists in consecutive years who helped Compassion Corps to raise over $30,000 for wells in Africa. And he most recently served on his second medical team this past summer in Uganda, East Africa, helping Compassion Corps do field research along with his involvement in soccer and medical clinics.
Chris’s personal interests include spending time with his wife, Rachel, along with their extended family and friends, playing soccer, cycling, cheering on Arsenal (his favorite soccer team in England) and watching the Phillies. His generosity and wholehearted efforts on behalf of Compassion Corps and our African partners is an example we hope that will inspire many others toward purposeful living.